Famous Bassists from England

List of notable or famous bassists from England, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in England and even some popular bassists who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from England is included when available.

People on this list include Paul McCartney and Ronnie Wood.

This historic bassists from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from England?" These prominent bassists of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English bassists.

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    • Birthplace: Chinnor, England
    Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960) is an English-born Irish musician who is the bass guitarist of the rock band U2. He has resided in County Dublin, Ireland since his family moved to Malahide ...more
  • Adrian Lambert (born 26 April 1972 in Brighton) is an English bassist and songwriter who currently plays for thrash metal band Biomechanical and progressive rock band Son of Science. Lambert also ...more
  • Adrian Shaw

    Adrian Shaw

    Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
    Adrian Shaw, frequently known as Ade Shaw, is a musician primarily working in the psychedelic field. He has a long history dating back to the 1960s working with such acts as Hawkwind, Country Joe ...more
  • Alan Davey
    Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Ipswich, United Kingdom
    Alan Davey (born 11 September 1963 in Ipswich, Suffolk) is an English musician, best known as the former bassist with Hawkwind. He is the original bass player in Gunslinger which started in 1979 and ...more
  • Alex James
    Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Boscombe, United Kingdom
    Steven Alexander James, FRSA (born 21 November 1968) is an English musician and songwriter, as well as a journalist and cheesemaker. Best known as the bassist of the band Blur, he has also played ...more
    • Birthplace: Heswall, United Kingdom
    George Andrew McCluskey (born 24 June 1959) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is best known as co-founder, lead singer and bass guitarist of the electronic band ...more